Where’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown? Pumpkin Shortage Casts Spell Over Halloween Sep 18, 2011 No homemade pumpkin pies. No glowing Jack-o-Lanterns. No painting or carving, not even any pumpkin picking. It could be a pumpkin-less Halloween for many in the northeast United States. FOX News Radio’s Chris Stanley explains why: Audio clip: Listen to audio clip.